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Berkenhoff Lodge

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Berkenhoff Lodge

Berkenhoff Lodge

2.0 star property
Hostel with outdoor pool, near Lake Taupo

8.2/10 Very good

71 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
75 Scannell St, Taupo, 3330

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 9 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free local area shuttle


  • Zest Cafe - 11 min walk
  • The Brantry Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • The Storehouse - 14 min walk
  • The Bistro - 18 min walk
  • Thai Delight - 18 min walk

About this property

Berkenhoff Lodge

Berkenhoff Lodge is only 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 11 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 9:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Pool table


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Berkenhoff Lodge Taupo
Berkenhoff Taupo
Berkenhoff Lodge Taupo
Berkenhoff Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Berkenhoff Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Does Berkenhoff Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Berkenhoff Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Berkenhoff Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Berkenhoff Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Berkenhoff Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Berkenhoff Lodge?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Berkenhoff Lodge?
You can check in starting at 11 AM. Check-out time is 9:30 AM.
What is there to do at Berkenhoff Lodge and nearby?
Berkenhoff Lodge has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Berkenhoff Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Zest Cafe (11-min walk), The Brantry Restaurant (13-min walk) and The Storehouse (14-min walk).
What's the area around Berkenhoff Lodge like?
Berkenhoff Lodge is a short 13-minute walk from Spa Thermal Park and 16 minutes' walk from Waikato River. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.



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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Good value
The room didn’t look the greatest but the bathroom was sparkling clean and the fun atmosphere of the place was very nice. Overall I think it was great value.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

EUNJI, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very authentic place with unique atmosphere, highly recommend it.
Igor, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great value for an overnight stop in Taupo
Stayed in a family room with our baby. Great value close to Taupo centre. Beds ok for one night. Love the big kitchen. Friendly owners. Would stay again!
Anna, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Private and quiet.Clean and friendly also good parking.
2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Very unique and welcoming. I found the bed quite uncomfortable, but I was not expecting luxury, so, in balance, this was not bad. I really liked that the operator had put the heater on in our room. This kind of service is what makes a difference. My grandson loved the games room and rated the lodge as the best accommodation of our 10 trip.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review